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Crate Digging with Slack Alice

Ever wondered what your favourite musicians listen to when they need inspo?

Slack Alice saw its dawn back in 2014 when resident DJs and old friends Kelan and Yokel decided to put on regular nights at The Surrey Vaults. It wasn’t long before the collective reached its final (and most powerful) form. Bristol legends Nadoone and Anina joined Slack Alice, and their vision helped unlock new levels of creativity and expression. Music lovers and fellow DJs started attending Slack Alice events regularly, and most of them remained time-tested supporters and collaborators. It could have been the need to escape trite Bristol line-ups or the identity of a newfound community that allured people, or the far-out curation of the Slack Alice events, whose guests included frontman of the iconic Cabaret Voltaire Stephen Mallinder, Test Dept. and Giant Swan. I think the crux has always been the synergy between the four, their transgressive shows, and the neoteric wizardry as they turn harsh sounds into contemporary rave music.

Their following quickly became too big for The Vaults—Yokel still reminisces the first event that swamped Surrey Street with people. Kelan also has some fond memories, especially of the first late-night lock-in with duvets propped against the windows. Anina recollects the night when The Prostitutes played at a Slack Alice event: “… it was a Wednesday, and I was swinging by the party at The Surrey Vaults on my way home around 10pm. When I walked in there, it had the vibe of a Saturday 3am peak time rave.”

Slack Alice x Scorn, 2021

Nowadays, Slack Alice are still winning over new and old audiences, and their original members, while well-respected individually, are unstoppable when together. I convinced them to let me in on the music they’ve had on repeat recently, which (with their accord) I am now sharing with you, my three avid readers. This track list is a daring journey through the world of industrial noise, experimental beats, and hypnotic soundscapes. Featuring a diverse mix of indie, dub and deep house, this is a perfect crate for diggers of boundary-pushing synth music. Each track delivers a unique and immersive experience; whether you’re an aficionado of electronic music or simply looking for something new and exciting, this is not to be missed. So, buckle up and let the vibes take you on a ride.

OE010 / SAMEHEADS 005 ~ Taurus / Schulverweis : KRUMM

https://osare-editions.bandcamp.com/album/oe010-sameheads-005-taurus-schulverweis-krumm

Wisecrack – Wisecrack

https://mapledeathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wisecrack

Theoreme – Les Artisans

https://mapledeathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/les-artisans

Sky Girl: Compiled by Julien Dechery and DJ Sundae

https://efficientspace.bandcamp.com/album/sky-girl-compiled-by-julien-dechery-and-dj-sunda

TRAX TEST (Excerpts From The Modular Network 1981​-​1987)

https://ecstaticrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/trax-test-excerpts-from-the-modular-network-1981-1987

As picked by Kelan

D-Breeze – “Crazy For Love” [Autechre Remix]

https://www.discogs.com/release/19800-Various-MASK-500

Phast Phreddie & Thee Precisions – “Only Lovers Left Alive”

https://www.discogs.com/release/14768141-Phast-Phreddie-Thee-Precisions-Limbo

Dub Sex – “I Am Not Afraid”

https://dubsex.bandcamp.com/track/i-am-not-afraid

The Mob – “Let The Tribe Increase” (album)

https://www.discogs.com/release/429383-The-Mob-Let-The-Tribe-Increase

Jungle Wonz – “Rainforest Serenade”

https://www.discogs.com/release/3010356-Jungle-Wonz-Rain-EP

Carlton – “The Call Is Strong” (album)

https://www.discogs.com/release/345381-Carlton-The-Call-Is-Strong

Meat Beat Manifesto – “Acid Again”

https://www.discogs.com/release/26873-Meat-Beat-Manifesto-Acid-Again

Spectre – “Ruff Kutz” (mixtape)

https://spectrepan.bandcamp.com/album/ruff-kutz

Mark Stewart – “Hypnotized”

https://www.discogs.com/master/15734-Mark-Stewart-Hypnotized

Thomas Leer – “Memories Of Reason”

https://www.discogs.com/release/27977-Thomas-Leer-The-Scale-Of-Ten

as picked by Nadoone.

L.F.T – Salz

https://mannequinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mnq-149-l-f-t-salz-lp

ANTINOTE – 10 Years of Loving Notes Comp.

https://antinoterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/10-years-of-loving-notes-2

Nicolini – Sopratutto

https://southofnorthamsterdam.bandcamp.com/album/sopratutto

KOSA (Francis Man/ Fr6) – Kosa and Friends 1987/97

https://nottebrigante.bandcamp.com/album/kosa-francis-man-fr6-kosa-and-friends-1987-97-lp

NOSE JOB – Noite Noite comp.

https://nosejob.bandcamp.com/album/nooit-nooit

As picked by Yokel

Mind over Matter by Boris Barksdale

https://naturalsciences.bandcamp.com/album/mind-over-matter

Princess Diana of Wales by Princess Diana of Wales

https://lailasakini.bandcamp.com/album/princess-diana-of-wales

Seven Hills presents Rockers Hi Fi 92​-​96 by Rockers Hi Fi

https://biggabush.bandcamp.com/album/seven-hills-presents-rockers-hi-fi-92-96

Too Long LP by Stigma

https://pessimistproductions.bandcamp.com/album/pess004-stigma-too-long-lp

Transit (Creme 12​-​99) by Lander

https://cremeorganization.bandcamp.com/album/transit-creme-12-99

as picked by Anina

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